Kevin Byard named opening week NFLPA Community MVP

There’s some great news coming out of the NFLPA this morning.

Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard has been named opening week NFLPA Community MVP after hosting two back-to-school events that benefited more than 100 disadvantaged families in the metropolitan Nashville area. According to the NFLPA, in partnership with United Healthcare, Stuff the Bus, United Way and Academy Sports, Byard personally packed and distributed 300 distance learning kits of school supplies, essential hygiene items and gift cards for families in need.

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and it’s great to see people like Byard making a positive impact in the Nashville community. Both this team and city are very lucky to have someone like Byard in their corner.

“It’s an honor and a blessing to be highlighted as NFLPA Community MVP,” Byard said. “I’m grateful to give back to my city and ensure I’m truly making a difference to those in need.”

The weekly Community MVP winners will also become eligible for the NFLPA Alan Page Community (APC) Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player.​

For being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 donation to the player’s foundation or charity of choice. In addition, our new partner Pledge It will set up a crowdfunding campaign where supporters can pledge donations to the player’s cause based on their on-the-field performances during the season.

You can read more about Byard’s efforts here.

Author: Justin MeloSenior Writer, Interviewer and Podcaster for Broadway Sports covering the Tennessee Titans and NFL draft. For more than five years, Justin Melo has professionally covered all things NFL draft and Titans for The Draft Network, SB Nation and USA Today. Best known for his Interview Series with NFL draft prospects, Justin has interviewed more than 500 NFL players. Co-host of the Music City Audible podcast alongside Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom).

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